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Default Oil leak - from housing above oil filter

Oil leaks only when car is started and idling. Bubbling out profusely. Definitly from housing and not the oil filter or in between oil filter and housing. Gasket? Seal? Anyone experience this, or have some suggestions? Thanks
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Oil filter flange Gasket

Dont know your exact car and engine but something like this

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Thanks bro, i will check it out
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Is there anyway it could be the flange itself? It doesn't looked warped, rusted, or mangled. I'm confident you are right about the gasket, it'd be nice to be sure though
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Definitely the gasket, its so easy to change too. I just did mine, i was getting alot of seepage. Took me about 5 more minutes on my oil change. Some U joints and long extenders make the job much easier.
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Im confident it's that as well. Will definitly have those tools handy. Thanks for the reply
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I just had the same exact thing happen to my jetta monday morning.

It's the gasket between the oil cooler and the part that mounts to the block. You have to take off your oil filter, get a 1 1/16" (inch and a sixteenth) deep socket, and a 4" ratchet extension, loosen the nut that's threaded on the same 'bolt' the oil filter is threaded to. The unit slides down from the bottom. I had a hard time getting it out, but I just removed a couple water hoses in my way and the rest was simple.

The gasket cost me $5 at the vw dealership, and they had them in stock.
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No need to remove any hoses for this job. It may make it easier but not necessary.
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Talk about a flashback i had the same problem last week. Turned out to be the gasket between the oil cooler and the mount. It was all cracked and worn. It only cost me 1.50 at o'reilly's auto shop and it fixed the problem.
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Hey man, thanks. I grabbed both gaskets, between the cooler and the housing. And the one between the housing and the block. Going to replace them both just to be sure. I imagine it's the O ring one that you replaced but I mine as well do the other while I'm in there. Thanks for the post.
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Here's a DIY
seal replacement
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I want to take a moment and explain how important it is to change this asap after finding it. My girl started dropping oil fast through hers and even though she kept putting oil in it...it seized the motor. (probably because the pump was pumping in to the wind, instead of in to the motor.)
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That goes for any oil leak.
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Thanks great posts, got the new seal in and she's running tight, no leaks.
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